August 3, 2023 – Creston Community Weed Pull

Calling all Creston residents, it’s time to give back to the community you love! On Aug 3, 2023, CKISS is coordinating a Community Weed Pull in Warfield .  We are teaming up with the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area to remove invasive plants in the wetland in order to improve ecosystem health and enhance wildlife habitat. The plant that we will be targeting is yellow flag iris. #ProtectTheKootenays


Date: Thursday August 3, 2023
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

Thank you for signing up! You will be sent a reminder email closer to the date. We look forward to working with you to protect the Kootenays from the impacts of invasive plants!

Please bring your own:

  • Gloves – we also have gloves to lend if needed,
  • Sturdy footwear,
  • Dress for the weather , some plants can irritate skin so you may want to wear long sleeves,
  • Water and snacks.
  • Tools will be provided. Feel free to bring your own clean preferred weeding/garden tool

Why are invasive plants a problem?

  • Invasive plants out-compete native plants, and alter ecosystems,
  • Harm human and animal health,
  • Increase taxes
  • Increase fire hazard
  • Degrade waterways
  • Devastate industries that rely on natural resources
  • Limit recreation opportunities

Why are Native plants important?

  • Native plants help remove carbon from the air and store it in the soil.
  • Native plants support pollinators and other wildlife.
  • Native plants attract a variety of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife by providing food and shelter


We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and Columbia Basin Trust who support CKISS’ ‘Communities Pulling Together” Program in 2023.